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Spring Cleanse for Fertility and Pregnancy Health : Advises Heather Novak

Heather Novak

A woman who is trying to conceive should consider a spring cleanse to enhance her natural fertility and make her womb a safer, healthier place for her child to grow, says Heather Novak, a fertility health coach who educates women about the importance of pregnancy preparation for both mother and child.

“It’s impossible to avoid all the common environmental toxins that are known to cause health issues for women and affect their growing babies as well,” Novak says. “Infertility, autism, obesity and cancer are all directly linked to environmental toxins, and these toxins build up in our bodies over time. Getting the toxins out of a woman’s body before she tries to conceive can help her get pregnant more easily—and, more important, it will help keep her baby safer and promote a healthier outcome overall.”

Studies have found more than 300 toxins in the umbilical cord blood of newborns, Novak says. By cleansing and avoiding certain things during pregnancy, she says, a woman can create a much safer environment for fetal development, which means a healthier child in the long term. “It is critical to cleanse before trying to conceive, but not while trying,” she adds. “The toxins that are being passed out of the body need time to leave safely. Otherwise the process could backfire and cause more toxins to enter the growing baby’s environment. So cleanse beforehand, or not at all.” Novak recommends a cleanse as part of an overall pregnancy preparation program that should happen at least three months before pregnancy.

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